The New Project 3:13 is poised to become a powerful influence in rock history. Michael Jahnz and his exceptional band will mesmerize audiences with their energy-packed shows.
In 1988, the rich vocals of Michael Jahnz caught the attention of Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and songwriter for REO Speedwagon. At the time, Jahnz was playing with his band Vancouver in the prestigious Hollywood circuit at places like the Roxy, Whiskey-A-Go-Go and the Troubadour and had previously enjoyed success touring with Badfinger.
Contemplating a solo career after $30 million in sales with monster hits like “Ridin’ the Storm Out” and “Take It on the Run,” Richrath formally asked Jahnz to join his new band, Richrath. It was a dynamic team.
After drawing crowds of thousands throughout North America, the band headed into the recording studio during a grueling tour schedule to record Only the Strong Survive, released on GNP Cresendo Records in 1992. The CD featured outstanding original recordings by Jahnz and Richrath. Gary Richrath said, “Michael Jahnz is a tremendous singer and songwriter. His songs are just dynamite!” So good, in fact, that Richrath shared song-writing responsibilities and credits him with nearly half of the songs that appear on the CD.
Jahnz and Richrath then headed back into the recording studio with a collection of songs they had been writing on the road and in the interim. After scores of late nights in the recording studio (many until 3:13 a.m.). Richrath and Jahnz amicably parted company, with Jahnz forging ahead with his new material, aptly titled Project 3:13.
In addition to Jahnz, Project 3:13 includes Scott Weber on keyboards and vocals, Al Jordan and Bob Noll on guitar and Dan Somers on drums.